Daniel Tellalian is the Director of Emerging Markets, Inc., an economic development consulting firm that assists financial institutions pursue business opportunities in low-income areas of Los Angeles. As a separate line of business, Emerging Markets has expanded its business attraction strategies to include the supermarket sector. Emerging Markets assists healthy food retailers pursue business opportunities in “food deserts” and other low-income communities, through a series of community-based research and marketing strategies.
Daniel has significant economic development experience in Los Angeles, including with the Los Angeles Community Development Bank and Rebuild LA. He is the founder of the Urban Analysis Project, a nonprofit project providing real estate consulting services to small businesses and community groups in Los Angeles’ low-income communities. For four years, Daniel’s economic development work was recognized and funded as a fellowship by the prestigious Echoing Green Foundation. Daniel has also worked for commercial developer Lowe Enterprises as part of their team developing the Alameda Trade Center and as a land use and real estate attorney at the boutique Santa Monica law firm of Harding Larmore.
As a thirty-plus year resident of Los Angeles, Daniel is also engaged in civic affairs. Most recently, Daniel was recently appointed to the River Revitalization Corporation (RRC). Since 2007, he has served on the City of Los Angeles’ Workforce Investment Board (WIB).
Daniel holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He also earned a Juris Doctorate from the Boalt Hall School of Law at University of California at Berkeley as well as a Master’s degree in business administration from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. Daniel currently lives in the Crenshaw District of South Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.
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